I found an interesting diagram on reflective blogging on Niall Scalter’s blog. It reminds me of John Boyd’s famous OODA Loop which was orginally used to describe and refine cockpit design for fighters, but expanded as a general strategic paradigm. The OODA loop is Observe-Orientate-Decide-Act. It is also like the circular or spiral visual methapors [...]
Found this just now “In summary, blogs can be used to encourage students to summarize what they have learned as well as for comparing and contrasting various aspects of what they have internalized. As students begin to articulate their thoughts blogs can help them feel a sense of empowerment as they develop their own voice.
This mornings Irish Times reader poll is about the proposed increase in University registration fees, and remarkably, it is a 50-50 split at present; I guess the folks who want it all for free are still in bed. I’m in favour not only of bringing back fees, but of actually charging every student full economic [...]
Well, faith and begoraah but isn’t it great to be Irish today? The government actually made a decision (quick – when was the last time an Irish cabinet made a decision?) to guarantee all savings in Irish banks and now cash is flowing from the UK into Dublin; to such an extent that Alasdair Darling [...]